On India’s Republic Day, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and around the world are observing a Black Day in protest against New Delhi’s denial of their right to self-determination. The call for the observance of Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other Hurriyat organizations. APHC leaders and affiliated parties have condemned India for its reign of terror in the region and called for the boycott of all Indian celebrations. Meanwhile, Indian forces have intensified security measures in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, with increased checking, frisking, and surveillance. Restrictions have been intensified in Srinagar and other places in the occupied territory, and sharpshooters from the police and paramilitary forces have occupied high-rise buildings around the main venues.